Azed Competition No. 581  Azed Slip  |  ◀  576  |  585  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
581 Jun 1983SPADROON def. MAVERICK Wrong Number21


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstDr E. J. MillerTo deploy this weapon versus Andropov’s must be eccentriceccentric; comp. anag. incl. vs, & lit.; ref. Russian leader
SecondW. K. M. SlimmingsParry’s reactionary in this … well, eccentric rondoeccentric; spa + anag.; ref. Hubert P.
ThirdT. J. MooreySteel to clash with disheartened SDP, deviant road ahead?deviant; S(D)P + anag. + on; ref. David S., Lib-Dem alliance
VHCD. W. ArthurSDP ran all-out to pinch the Centre from Foot in cut-and-thrust contestpinch; oo in anag.; ref. Michael F.
VHCC. A. ClarkeSteel: original leader of Alliance and SDP, associated with Scots borderoriginal; anag. + roon; ref. David S., MP for Tweeddale
VHCL. J. DavenportPinch a driver in the golf club – duel ensuespinch; a dr. in spoon
VHCDr I. S. FletcherIs taking spoil of pandoors fencing?spoil; anag.; taking = executing
VHCN. C. GoddardVacant sheep stray on road – fencing no longer used?stray; s, p + anag.
VHCB. GreerUnfortunate SDP given a hiding – Jenkins cut no capers. Steel more appropriate for cut and thrustappropriate; a in anag. + Ro(y) + anag.; ref. Lib-Dem alliance
VHCB. HancockMissing kids on road, stray – fencing is neededstray; s.p. + anag.
VHCD. V. HarryLeader of Opposition an SDP or Liberal? It would take some swallowingtake; anag. incl. O; ref. Lib-Dem alliance
VHCV. G. HendersonSwipe wildly with this – could be devastating in old swordplayswipe; comp. anag. & lit.
VHCR. J. HooperEccentric soprano tackling snatch of Donizetti was both sharp and flateccentric; D in anag.
VHCL. K. MaltbyOpenings for sheep and ponies to stray on road – fencing neededstray; s p + anag.
VHCD. F. ManleySteel – one eclipsed by breakaway SDP or nobreakaway; anag.; ref. David S.
VHCH. W. MassinghamPerhaps a tuck hamper? Take for stuffing anontake; pad r in soon; tuck = rapier
VHCDr R. G. MonkSee crooked snap pinch broken door for fencepinch; anag. in anag.; snap = cheat
VHCR. S. MorseStray on roads having imbibed Pimm’s No. 1? It’s the sort of thing to get one nickedstray; P(imm’s) in anag.
VHCF. R. PalmerWhere passing’s involved, parking on roads spoils itspoils; anag. incl. P
VHCW. J. M. ScotlandLove in spring’d take no turning for old bladetake; 0 in spa’d r + no (rev.)
VHCM. WoolfSteel – take SDP or no – a Liberaltake; anag.; ref. David S., Lib-Dem alliance

HCs in competition 581 awarded to:

R. AbreyM. B. FisherF. P. N. LakeG. Perry
D. R. AppletonP. GaleA. LawrieD. Price Jones
Mrs G. M. BarkerJ. F. GrimshawC. J. LoweC. P. Rea
M. BarleyP. F. HendersonR. K. LumsdonT. E. Sanders
Mrs P. A. BaxJ. P. H. HirstM. A. Macdonald-CooperM. D. Sanderson
E. A. BeaulahE. M. HornbyDr R. A. MainA. Scott
Mrs F. A. BlanchardR. F. A. HorsfieldRev M. R. MetcalfA. D. Scott
E. J. BurgeR. H. F. IshamD. P. M. MichaelF. B. Stubbs
D. M. BurnsW. IslipC. J. MorseJ. G. Stubbs
E. ChalkleyMrs D. B. JenkinsonT. W. MortimerJ. B. Sweeting
D. ClarkP. JohnsonD. S. NagleD. G. Tallis
G. H. ClarkeA. J. G. JonesR. F. NaishD. H. Tompsett
P. R. ClemowC. L. JonesR. J. PalmerJ. F. N. Wedge
A. G. CorriganG. JonesJ. C. ParsonsS. Woods
C. J. FeetenbyN. KemmerW. H. PegramDr E. Young